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The Honorable Roland Roy McMurtry OC OOnt KC (May 31, 1932 – March 18, 2024)

March 21, 2024 2:33 PM | David McMahon (Administrator)

The Honorable Roy McMurtry who was a Past President of the Oriole Park Association (1971-1973) and a long time member has passed away at 91.

The Board of the OPA,  on behalf of the community, wish to express our condolences to the McMurtry Family at this time and show our appreciation for all the support that we received from both he and his family through the years.

The Honorable Roy McMurtry, was elected to our former  Eglinton riding in Toronto in 1975 and was immediately appointed Attorney General for 10 years under Progressive Conservative premier Bill Davis.Afterwords  he then spent several years as Canada’s High Commissioner to Great Britain until he was appointed a Judge in 1991.Subsequently ,he served as Associate Chief Justice, then Chief Justice of the Superior Court, before being appointed to the Appeal Court as Chief Justice of Ontario.

'The Honorable McMurtry also played a pivotal role in negotiating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and patriating Canada’s Constitution during his time in government,' said the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

He will be missed for his ongoing commitment to the people of the community, the Province of Ontario and Canada.

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